Manchester United drew 1-1 with Manchester City in the first Manchester derby of the Premier League 2 at the Etihad Stadium on Friday night. United took the lead in the 26th minute of the match through Matty Willock with Brahim Diaz equalising for the home side in the 63rd minute of the match. United played well throughout the match, despite City dominating them in possession at times. United broke forward at times, with City looking poor in getting back and thwarting United from taking advantage. Warren Joyce will be proud of his side, which has been left at barebones this summer, with many of the players filling in all over the pitch in order to keep playing as a team. Axel Tuanzebe put in another great shift at the back, partnered with Regan Poole, nearly keeping a clean sheet if it was not for Diaz scoring the equaliser for the home side. United face Derby County at Old Trafford a week on Monday, which should give Warren Joyce and his squad time to recover from tonight’s match and concentrate on getting back to winning ways after two 1-1 draws in the Premier League 2.
Goals: Matty Willock 25′; Brahim Diaz 63′
Manchester United: O’Hara; El Fitouri, Poole, Tuanzebe, Riley; McTominay (Dunne 93′); Scott (Buffonge 69′), Redmond, Willock, Harrop; Mitchell (Hamilton 65′)
Substitutes Not Used: Moutha-Sebtaoui, Doughty
Bookings: Joe Riley 42′, Ethan Hamilton 81′